17 Mint Chocolate Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout
BA SCORE
3.99/5
Very Good
785 Ratings
17 Mint Chocolate Stout17 Mint Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by birchstick on 03-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,569
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
785
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
199
Trade:
34
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 785 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of rack0flamb
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidArrogance
4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of c-rum
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter; thanks, Biggs!

A: Chocolate brown with a thick light brown head that stayed. Full lacing.

S: Such a nice blend of dark chocolate with a hint of mint.

T: Like drinking a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie. Smooth and robust with a great chocolate base followed by a minty sensation. The 9.3% is definitely evident.

M: Slick and thick; medium mouthfeel with thick, chewy carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try this little surprise. A great bottle share. Wish I could've downed the whole thing myself. Recommended.

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Photo of TboneRN
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cardsfan
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
2.35/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Couldn't finish a glass of this. I love Mint chocolate chip ice cream and cookies but this was not good

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Photo of Eziel
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maximum12
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to BlackElixir for this extra in a May-time in person trade. Big 750ML bottle that looks quite somber in this light. Split with my wife.

The pour is decidedly dark, carbonation is not notable, except that I’ve now noted it, so I suppose it is noted, if not notable. It smells like Peppermint Patties, which I keep a bag of in my house at all times - hidden from my voracious, velociraptor children. I’m a big fan. Can’t wait any longer to get this in my face.

17 Chocolate Mint Stout is basically molten Peppermint Patties – yes! Sprig after sprig of peppermint assails the tongue, with a backing force of liquefied brownie batter, heavy on the chocolate. The peppermint actually rises (like heat, or a risen diety) into the sinuses & gives them a good whoopin’, too. I could go on about the subtleties underneath these two monsters, but that would just be false advertising – there ain’t any. Zero apparent alcohol. Really thick & smooth as marble countertops. It’s a beer I can’t sip, but feel compelled to gulp, despite my intent to tipple delicately.

Exactly what I was hoping for & didn’t think I would get; this could have gone wrong in so many directions. Instead, the compass swung due north (I use a GPS because compasses confuse me) & this beer lived up to unrealistic expectations. Excellent brew.

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Photo of BDM314
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of slavall
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle
Mint flavor and aroma had both faded significantly. I actually really liked this. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with some nice roast to it. Curious to try a fresh bottle to compare.

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Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's like a peppermint pattie. I like peppermint patties.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jworkman
4.59/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ARoman
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap, poured into a tulip. The aroma is that of minty fudge cookies. It's dark, oily looking, and black with a brown, dense soap head that has okay retain and decent lace. The taste is highly sweet with a medium bitter note. The texture is slick and syrupy with a light zip of carbonation and a full body that's mint fudge cookies from front to back. It's fairly clean with an aftertaste that's a bit bready, but mostly chocolate and mint.

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Photo of HellBell66
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Perennial during SP Pulling Nails release Sat.
Thick and minty just as I heard and it did not disappoint at all!
Amazing but would ensure I had a friend or friends to share as it is a big one if cracking the 750mL.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdown
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

17 Mint Chocolate Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 785 ratings